Back2School

SCHOOL SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM

Back2School is a school sponsorship program. Generous donors from anywhere in the world are connected to a child and become their financial sponsor. Sponsors give an annual donation to a single child which covers their school fees, uniforms, shoes, books and other supplies.

Would you like to meet our children and select a child to invest in?  Click here

THE SITUATION IN CHORKOR

In impoverished communities such as Chorkor, many children are deprived their right to an education due to limited opportunities, and poor choices made on their behalf. Children are often found working in the local market, or fishing at the seaside. In some cases, children are simply sitting in the house doing nothing.

Whilst public education is free and compulsory in Ghana, there are other necessary expenses which can often be too much for families.
The percentage of students dropping out of school in Ghana is very high.

OUR IMPACT

Since 2000, BASICS has been removing children from the streets and placing them in classrooms. As a result of our BACK2SCHOOL program, approximately 500 children in Accra as well as in rural communities outside of the capital city are now attending school. Our goal is to give each child the opportunity to reach University level.

B.A.S.I.C.S is at the forefront of empowering communities through education.

Become a sponsor today | it takes one to help one


Life is complex and unpredictable, but one thing that can never be taken away from anyone is their education. Education is the most sustainable form of development. It is the fastest way to move towards equality on our planet. Here at BASICS, we believe that it is our responsibility to share the opportunity of education with everyone, in order to create a world where every single person has equal access to food, security, information, technology and happiness.

Making an annual donation is a small sacrifice for many of us. For some, the donation is hardly noticed in amongst the multitude of things we spend our money on. But, the impact that this sponsorship will make on the child that you support is truly life changing.

Sponsor a child in Primary School

In Ghana primary education is free and compulsory, however public schools in Ghana are overcrowded, under-resourced and do not foster a safe learning environment for students. Despite not having school fees, other compulsory costs can often be too much for some families.

Once a child has been sponsored, we place the child in a privately operated school. Privately operated schools offer smaller classroom sizes, longer school years, and quality education. Children who attend privately operated schools, are performing better on nation-wide exams, and have 100% admission to High School.

Sponsoring a child through our Back2School school sponsorship program, covers:

  • Tuition at a privately operated school
  • Uniforms
  • Shoes
  • Books
  • Supplies (stationary, books)
  • Exam fees
  • A place in our intervention program Break the Cycle

Sponsor a child in Primary school for $1000 per year.

Would you like to meet our children and select a child to invest in?  Click here

You can donate in full, or in 12 recurring payment of $84, or 6 recurring payments of $166.66

The specified amount is calculated and adjusted periodically to reflect change in exchange rate (USD vs Ghana Cedi – GHC) If you would like to find out more about our sponsorship programs, please contact us.

Sponsor a child to High School

High school in Ghana is NOW FREE! However NOT compulsory. After completing primary school, students must qualify for junior high school (form 1-3) and then qualify again for senior high school (form 4-6)

Tuition fees and boarding fees provide huge challenges for many families. In 2017, the government of Ghana implemented FREE HIGH school for new students only.  ( students already in continue to pay)

BASICS is remains committed to helping any child who obtains admission to high school to fulfill their dream of finishing their education.

Sponsoring a child through our Back2School school sponsorship program, covers:

  • Tuition
  • Boarding Fees
  • Food
  • Levies (PTA etc)
  • Uniforms
  • Shoes
  • Books
  • Supplies (stationary, books)
  • Exam fees
  • Provisions
  • Transportation
  • A place in our intervention program Break the Cycle

Sponsor a child in High school for $500.00 per year.

You can donate in full, or in 12 recurring payment of $42, or 6 recurring payments of $83.00.

The specified amount is calculated and adjusted periodically to reflect change in exchange rate (USD vs Ghana Cedi – GHC) If you would like to find out more about our sponsorship programs, please contact us.

Give the gift of education to a child

Sponsor a child to primary or high school.

CONNECT WITH YOUR BENEFICARY

Once you have made your first sponsorship donation, you will be introduced to your sponsored child through photographs, biography, and a letter from the child you support. Each school term you will receive a progress sheet or report card. Sponsors are invited to write to their child at anytime!

Find your beneficiary! Click here.

The Ghanaian academic year commences in September, and ends in August the following year.

EXTRA BITS

100% of your donation supports the child directly.
100% of your donation is appreciated by the child, their family, the community and us here at BASICS
All amounts have tax benefits, subject to each country’s tax laws.
Secure donations can be made via PayPal, or via credit card form.
If you are looking for a lower level of commitment we welcome ongoing donations of any amount. Please consider the list on our donations page to understand how your donation can help!